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Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

As the world watches the results of the US elections, US vote counters are continuing to focus on making history.

Trump eyes Florida win in early US election results

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Trump eyes Florida win in early US election results

President Donald Trump appeared poised to win the big prize of Florida in early results from the US presidential elections.

Polls start to close in tense US presidential election

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Polls start to close in tense US presidential election

What was not expected immediately was a definitive verdict on whether Trump gets another four years or Biden pushes him out of the White House.

Algeria turns to Islamic finance to prop up economy

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Algeria turns to Islamic finance to prop up economy

Algeria has launched Islamic finance product s to attract more money, but bankers warn it isn't enough to fix the country's economy.

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

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Aceh's public floggings continue amid Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak

Authorities insist the coronavirus outbreak will not get in the way of corporal punishment measures.

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Iran, Syrian regime slam US sanctions at Damascus meeting

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad have both condemned US sanctions on their countries at a ...

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Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese protesters declare ‘week of anger’

A preoccupation with the fallout from Lebanon's financial crisis caused protests to die down, but it now seems the ruling class are mistaken in ...

Hackers post bloodied Trump image on US government website

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Hackers post bloodied Trump image on US government website

An unidentified hacker group has attacked a website belonging to an American government agency, showing a bloodied image of US President Donald ...

Iran likely to retaliate with cyber attacks, experts warn

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Iran likely to retaliate with cyber attacks, experts warn

Experts have warned that Iran is likely to respond to the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani with cyber attacks.

Indonesian man flogged for pre-marital sex faints during punishment

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Indonesian man flogged for pre-marital sex faints during punishment

A 22-year-old man - sentenced to 100 strokes - pleaded with a masked Sharia officer to stop lashing his back with a rattan cane before he ...

Indonesia set to pass law criminalising 'gay, pre-marital sex'

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Indonesia set to pass law criminalising 'gay, pre-marital sex'

The proposed law could affect millions in the world's biggest Muslim majority country, including heterosexual couples who might face jail for ...

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Iraqi Shia militia leader busted in drug swoop

Hamza al-Shammari, a prominent figure among Shia militia leaders in Iraq was stabbed in the back by militia group Hashd al-Shaabi and caught in a drug bust.

Guma El-Gamaty

What is Frances's game in Libya?

Comment: France is pursuing its own interests in Libya, at the expense of Libyan aspirations for a democratic state, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Alessandra Bajec

Haftar's Libya offensive kills political process

Haftar's military push for Tripoli initiated early this month marks a dramatic turn of events in the long political power struggle that has torn ...

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Turkey seeks to arrest 400 in 'illegal gaming' crackdown

Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 394 people suspected of being behind illegal online gambling activities.

#GrindrLebBan: Lebanon restricts online gay dating app

Karim Traboulsi

#GrindrLebBan: Lebanon restricts online gay dating app

Lebanon appears to be imposing a partial ban on gay dating app Grindr, one of the few safe spaces for the country's LTBT+ community, activists ...

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Indonesian village bans WiFi after children caught watching porn

A village in a conservative Muslim region of Sumatra, in Indonesia, has barred the use of wireless internet for 'damaging' the morals of local ...

Iranian General Soleimani tells Trump Tehran 'ready' for war

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Iranian General Soleimani tells Trump Tehran 'ready' for war

Responding to Trump's all-caps Twitter threat, Qassem Soleimani warned that should Washington start a war, Iran would be the one to end it.

First fully-fledged Islamic bank to open in Afghanistan

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First fully-fledged Islamic bank to open in Afghanistan

The move is hoped to encourage more Afghans to obtain formal banking products, as only five per cent of the country are believed to have a bank ...

Saudi Arabia hosts first-ever card tournament amid modernisation drive

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Saudi Arabia hosts first-ever card tournament amid modernisation drive

Saudi Arabia has kicked off its first-ever card game tournament in the capital Riyadh with a popular cleric in attendance as authorities try to ...

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